Newcastle news: New investors could sign Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez – Shay Given | Football | Sport

That is the stunning claim made by Newcastle legend Shay Given.

Businesswoman Amanda Staveley is in talks with Mike Ashley over buying the club after a bid of around £300m was made.

That offer is understood to have been rejected and the takeover is at an impasse. But should the deal go through, Newcastle could have a significant transfer kitty to spend in January to help ensure Premier League safety.

Alexis Sanchez is out of contract next summer but could be available in the new year for a cut-price if Arsenal decide to recoup some cash.

And Given believes the new Toon owners could emulate Manchester City in attracting high-profile names to St James’ Park. 

He told the Daily Star: “If the investors come in and have got endless amounts of money, they could sign [Alexis] Sanchez, for example.

“It depends who these new owners are.

“I’m not saying he’ll go there and they could instead trawl down the bottom part of the league – you just don’t know how much money they’ll have.

“When you look at Sheikh Mansour when he came to Manchester City and signed Robinho.

“Will these people have that money to spend or will it be a bit more of shopping down the ladder?”

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